Last week George Malik posted an entry regarding Magnus Paajarvi. http://themalikreport.com...ft-hockeyville-done-well/
Gunnar Svensson, Magnus’s father and Henrik Zetterburgh’s former agent, tweeted that an invitation of some kind had been extended. Paajarvi is big, can chip in 1o goals or so, and has “potential” of some kind. This sounds familiar.
We have pretty much the same player in Abdelkader, Glendening, possibly Rasmussen(although i feel Ras has a higher scoring potential). This one is a head scratcher. As was Adam Erne, and before that Moritz Seider. The dust has settle a bit on the first two, but this one will potentially be going on into training camp.
No part of me minds seeing guys do a “solid” for a friend. This helps guys get looks and even if it doesn’t work out may attract another team. I don’t want to see young guys passed over, though. I still get the feeling that Stevie Y. Is working on some pre season moves, but it’s very likely we enter camp as is. It will be up to Joe Veleno and Filip Zadina to earn a job. It will be up to Svechnikov to stay healthy and play in Grand Rapids. We have several things to sort out on this roster for an inevitably disappointing season with glimpses of excitement. One thing I don’t want to see is loading up on bottom 6 forwards. The sign on that hotel should be reading “full” for a while.